Sweet English dreams. Some books which adapt to your English level

Thursday April 7th, 2016

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We were told at school reading was important. Remember those days! Surely you had a favorite book. Ours as ‘Oliver Twist’.

Reading plays an important role when learning a language. That’s why Bai&By wants to share some books with you. These books are classified in different levels.

If you want to know your level, you can do our Level test.

This week, we suggest:

Level A1

Billy and the Queen


Author: Stephen Rabley
Synopsis: Billy and his sister want new bicycles, but they don’t have any money. Then their grandmother has an idea. There’s a competition in Palace magazine. The first prize is £500. ‘What do you think?’ Billy asks his sister. ‘We can buy two new bicycles for £500,’ she says.
Publisher: Pearson.
Total pages: 20
ISBN: 9781405869447

Six Sketches


Author: Miren Agur Meabe
Synopsis: Norma is always right. But has she got the right train tickets? What happens when Mrs Roberts has coffee with Mrs Price? And is David ready for his wedding? The answers are in these six sketches.
Publisher: Paperback.
Total pages: 20
ISBN: 9781405876698

Level A2

Lost In New York


Author: John Escott
Synopsis: This is Nicky’s first visit to New York. He is going to stay with his aunt, but she is not at the airport. Then some older boys on motorbikes play a dangerous game with him. Not long after he arrives, the police are looking for Nicky. Can he find his aunt before the police find him?
Publisher: Paperback.
Total pages: 32
ISBN: 9781405876971

Alice in Wonderland


Author: Lewis Carroll
Synopsis: One hot summer day, Alice sees a white rabbit and runs after it. She follows it down a rabbit-hole – and arrives in ‘Wonderland’. Here, caterpillars can talk and rabbits have watches. And the Queen wants to cut off everybody’s head!
Publisher: Paperback.
Total pages: 56
ISBN: 9781405855358

Level B1

The Mosquito Coast

Author: Paul Theroux
Synopsis: Allie Fox hates the United States and he hates the twentieth century. He takes his wife and children to the jungle in Honduras to find a new, simpler way of living. But things go wrong, and their lives become much worse and more frightening than anything back home.
Publisher: Penguin.
Total pages: 72
ISBN: 9781405876643

Murder on the Orient Express


Author: Agatha Christie
Synopsis: A train journey from Turkey to France is dalayed by thick snow. So when a passenger on the train is found murdered in his bed, it is the perfect opportunity for Agatha Christie’s famous detective, Hercule Poirot, to prove his ability and solve the crime using the power of his brain.
Publisher: Penguin.
Total pages: 77
ISBN: 9781405892148

Level B2

The Body


Author: Stephen King
Synopsis: Gordie Lanchance and his three friends are always ready for adventure. When they hear about a dead body in the forest they go to look for it. Then they discover how cruel the world can be.
Publisher: Pearson.
Total pages:
ISBN: 9781405882378

Taste and Other Tales


Author: Roald Dahl
Synopsis: In this collection of Roald Dahl’s finest stories we meet some quite ordinary people who behave in extraordinary ways. There is a man who is sure he can hear plants scream and the wife who discovers a perfect way to get rid of her husband. And there’s a woman who finds an unusual use for a leg of lamb…
Publisher: Pearson.
Total pages: –
ISBN: 9781405882545

Level C1

Oliver Twist


Author: Charles Dickens
Synopsis: His mother is dead, so little Oliver Twist is brought up in the workhouse. Beaten and starved, he runs away to London, where he joins Fagin’s gang of thieves. By chance he also finds good new friends – but can they protect him from people who rob and murder without mercy?
Publisher: Pearson.
Total pages: 132
ISBN: 9781405865258

East of Eden


Author: John Steinbeck
Synopsis: “All novels … are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves between good and evil.”. John Steinbeck, one of America’s greatest writers, considered East of Eden to be his most important work.Set in California, the novel is a story of love and jealousy, forgiveness and revenge—and what it means to be human.
Publisher: Penguin.
Total pages: 120
ISBN: 9781405865265

Level C2

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Author: Mark Haddon
Synopsis: Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.
Publisher: Paperback.
Total pages: –
ISBN: 0099450259

And All for Love…


Author: Unabridged short stories from various authors
Synopsis: What sad, appalling, and surprising things people do in the name of love and for the sake of love. These short stories give us love won and love lost, love revenged, love thrown away, love in triumph, love in despair. It might be love between men and women, children and parents, even humans and cats; but whichever it is, love is a force to be reckoned with.
Publisher: Oxford University Press.
Total pages: 142
ISBN: 9780194228169

One last suggestion: Put your book in your pocket. Read a little bit every day. After 20 days doing this, reading will be a habit for you!

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